Why use a Will Writer instead of a Solicitor?
Will Writers (or Estate Planners) are professionals who are trained to prepare and write legal documents including Wills, Will Trusts and Lasting Power of Attorney. They are highly training specialists in Will Writing and Estate Planning. Regulation is the Will writing industry is voluntary and Shropshire Wills are proud to be an accredited member of The Society of Will Writers.
Can I write my own Will?
In theory, it is possible to legally write your own Will. Just like it is possible for people to represent themselves in a divorce or other legal proceedings.
Why is this not a good idea? Well, unless you know exactly what you are doing, mistakes can have big consequences. A mistake can make your Will invalid or have unintended accidental results. Solicitors are a great option, however, they are not always specialists in estate planning and they will typically charge higher fees.